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Mathematical expressions in TeX files are displayed in a human-readable way

When I type some mathematical expressions in Tex files using Vim, e.g. a_{2} = a_{1} + a_{0}, it is displayed in a human readable way like a2 = a1 + a0. (Actually the numbers are of a smaller font, ...
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What are the differences between LaTeX plugins?

There are a number of Tex plugins for vim (vim-latex, AutomaticLatexPlugin to say a couple). What are the differences in the provided functionalities between these (the ones I named and possibly ...
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Where do filetype-specific autocommands live?

I have a plugin for a specific filetype (*.tex), and I'm wondering where I can find all the commands which are executed when I type :e examplefile.tex? In general, is there a standardized practice for ...
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How do I get Vim to compile my .tex file when executing :w?

My writing routine is like this: I edit a .tex file using vim I go to the command line and I compile it using pdflatex. I find myself always saving the file with :w and immediately having to switch ...
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Why does vim still auto-indent LaTeX after I set noai noci nosi?

I want to disable autoindent and smartindent for LaTeX so I did :set noai noci nosi When I open a brand new mwe.tex, filetype=plaintex and there is no auto indent magic. When I then enter some code,...
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Automatic completion in Latex environments

I am trying to implement a way to get automatic completion when typing Latex environments. Consider the following situation: \begin{|} \end{} where | stands for the position of the cursor. Then I ...
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Replace text and move cursor to end of replacement in insert mode

How can I perform a search-and-replace and leave the cursor at the end of the replacement? I want to replace $...$ with \(...\) as I type in insert mode. Notice that I can't use an abbreviation, ...
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formatoptions for hybrid (short markup + long paragraphs) content

I am trying to write my PhD thesis in vim using LaTeX So the documents will have two distinct types of content - markups that are relatively short, and paragraph text that is rather long. \begin{...
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How can I treat LaTeX quotes as a text object?

Quotation marks in LaTeX are different than in normal text, in that they're formatted ``like this'' (or `like this' for single quotes). This makes it difficult to navigate through them in Vim. I ...
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How can I lookup LaTeX symbols in Vim?

Can I integrate some form of symbol completion to Vim? Dedicated TeX editors like TeXMaker provide a list of symbols for completion (for example, \al shows a list with \alpha, \la shows \lambda and \...
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Context sensitive insert mode mapping or abbreviation

I'm planning to implement some utility mappings for my LaTeX plugin to simplify typing of mathematics. For instance, I want to create abbreviations similar to `a : \alpha `b : \beta -> : \to => ...
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Turn off Vim spellcheck in custom region

I have the following definitions in a .tex file preamble: \newcommand{\beq}{\begin{eqnarray}} \newcommand{\eeq}{\end{eqnarray}} If I then use \beq and \eeq to define an equation array region, spell ...
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iskeyword for latex

Context Currently, when I set ft=tex, my set isk? reads iskeyword=@,48-57,_,192-255 that is, the default for vim. My "issue" Currently, in a LaTeX string such as $\abcde_\fgh$ the w jump would ...
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Why does Vim highlight "in" in tex files and how can I stop it?

I write a lot of LaTeX. In plain text mode, sequences like 123 in are highlighted in red. That is a space, a digit string, a space, and then the specific word in. Such things as a1 in are not ...
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Unable to set iskeyword for colon ( : ) character

I am using vim to edit LaTeX files. Throughout the text, there are labels to equations, tables etc. for which an accepted convention among TeX writers is the following \label{eq:massenergy} , \...
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Autoformatting LaTeX: how to add characters in front of a wrapped line

When writing LaTeX, I like a newline between every sentence as it helps me jump around more easily. Additionally, I put two spaces at the start of lines where sentences don't start. For example: This ...
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Insert a newline after punctuations

I'm writing a report in LaTeX that I keep in a Git repository. In order to make the most out of Git, I would like to keep each sentence on its own line. I.e. for each dot, exclamation mark and ...
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TeX/LaTeX vim fold markers options

In complex files, especially when writing packages with basic TeX-LaTeX code, the standard definition of foldmarker, namely {{{,}}}, is unfortunate — in effect is quite common to have pieces of code ...
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How to force vimtex to display \textbf and \textit in insert/normal mode? [duplicate]

When I add \textbf{} or \textit{} before a word in vimtex the terminal shows the word but strangely hides the commands. I can only see them in the visual mode (see pictures below). Is there a way to ...
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Delete text between two $ symbols in gvim

I understand that we can use da{ to delete a whole {} block in vim. I am wondering if there is a corresponding version with { replaced by $ (similarly for di{) as this would be very useful for people ...
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Text formatting CVS-friendly

I have seen this very interesting article: http://dustycloud.org/blog/vcs-friendly-patchable-document-line-wrapping/ --- basically it is a suggestion for hard-breaking lines of text (for example, in ...
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Syntax highlighting of underscores in LaTeX, even though they only appear in filenames

I'm using nvim and LaTeX together, and for the most part it's been great. However, nvim appears to be incorrectly highlighting underscores that appear in filenames I include as part of the subfiles ...
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UltiSnips, Context and Tex

For best experience, I want to enable some snippets to be expanded only in Tex Math environments. A wonderful person, lacygoill helped me on GitHub to achieve just this with the following setup: Let ...
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How to turn off auto indenting while editing a LaTeX file?

I edit a LaTeX file, and for some commands Vim does auto indenting. I would like to switch it off. Consulting: https://www.serverwatch.com/guides/automatic-indenting-vim/ I tried: :filetype indent off ...
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Apply formating with a script, or have ftplugin format particular text based on syntax

When I am writting a Latex document I generally like to keep an 80 column line width to keep things easy to read. However I don't like to use text wrapping because it can get in the way of typing ...
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How to autocomplete citations in markdown files

I take notes in markdown files which I sometimes convert to other documents with pandoc. With the --bibliography=bibliography.bib argument, pandoc recognizes the @key citation format in markdown and ...
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Syntax highlight Markdown formulas using LaTeX highlighting

I often write non-trivial mathematical formulas inside Markdown documents, and having them syntax-highlighted would really help. In Markdown, LaTeX math formulae are denoted: $x^2$ and $$x^2$$, and ...
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How can I make $ in LaTeX insert \( and \) automatically? [duplicate]

I'm writing a lot of LaTeX recently, and am used to hitting the $ key for inline math, but have heard that \( and \) is better (apparently it confuses vim less, especially with $$, which I'm also not ...
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Vim-latex not starting automatically for .tex files

I have Vim on Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to use the vim-latex package. By typing :set rtp? on Vim I get the following output: runtimepath=~/.vim,~/.vim/pack/bundle/start/vim-latex-1.10.0,/var/lib/...
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Autocomplete LateX citations in chapters directory

Currently writing my thesis using LateX, I'm trying to obtain autocomplete on my citations when writing the chapters. The directory structure is that each chapter has its own main.tex files (template ...
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How to quickly jump between inline equations in vimtex?

Suppose I have a line of LaTeX code as follows We have two equations $E=mc^2$ and $F=ma$. How do I quickly jump between inline math equations? Let's say I'm editing the first equation $E=mc^2$, how ...
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VIM and UltiSnips delay with pound "#" key

Consider the following snippet context "math()" snippet "([a-zA-Z])#" "Vectors" riA \mathbf{`!p snip.rv=match.group(1)`} endsnippet The expected behaviour is that if I ...
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How to stop vim from automatically displaying latex formatting? [duplicate]

I have a latex file I am editing in vim. Something annoying that I'm running into is that vim seems to auto display things that I am typesetting in math mode. Here is an example. Say I write the ...
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Is it possible to setup vim to use vimtex for Rmd files?

I need to write Rmd files, but I can't imagine life without vimtex. Is there a way that I can use vimtex with Rmd files? Ideally, I would also like to keep the syntax highlighting that I have for Rmd ...
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Unable to select templates with vim-latex

I have Vim on Ubuntu 18.04 and I have sucessfully installed the vim-latex package. When I open a .tex file, vim regognizes it as latex and the plugin kicks in (I have already struggled with this a few ...
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